An excellent resource for health professionals. We would like to introduce a English-Spanish Dictionary of Health Related Terms
. It was developed for the use by health care personnel and other professionals working with the Latino population in the United States. The main purpose of the dictionary is to strengthen the means of communication between Spanish-speaking populations and the health workers serving them, and also, to facilitate dialogue by reducing cultural and linguistic barriers. This dictionary is not intended to be a complete compendium on the subject, nor is it a text to teach Spanish. It contains terms organized in alphabetical order, including culture specific expressions associated with diseases, vocabulary used in Mexican traditional medicine, and folk terms utilized among migrants/ immigrants to describe illnesses and symptoms. This project was inspired by the “English-Spanish Glossary for Health Aids”, published in 1999 by the Primary and Rural Health Care Systems Branch, California Department of Health Services. The California-
Mexico Health Initiative (CMHI), California Policy Research Center, University of California Office of the President in partnership with the California Department of Health Services, Office of Binational Border Health (COBBH), edited and expanded the Glossary, using materials from other organizations and numerous sources of information.